Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day – Last Sunday of October

NT Grandparents Day celebrates and recognises Grandparents, grand-friends, kin and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community.

NT Grandparents Day is part of a three-year project for COTA working with Territory Families, Housing and Communities (with support from the Department of Education). The aims of event program are:

  • to raise awareness of the day and recognise and celebrate the role of older members of NT communities
  • to provide schools and communities easy access to a free Community Resources Kit including event planner, promotional material and calendar.

Entry by Atticus, aged 12 from Alice Springs



  • Competition for Primary School Aged Children
  • Free Community Resources (
    • Resources – Help and support for grandparents, gran kin and older carers.
    • Event Kit – Help for planning and celebrating your own Grandparents Day event including a communications toolkit, promotional words, event budget and planning guide, bunting, colouring sheets, “selfie” photo frame, digital artwork for invitations, posters and flyers, emails, websites and social media pages. Plus I Love Grandie artwork and a customisable Participation Certificate.
    • Promotions Kit – To help show support and raise awareness of the day.
    • Events Calendar – helping you share details of your event and celebration.

COTA NT Grandparents Day

  • Date / Time: Sunday 31 October (10am to 1pm)
  • Venue: CDU Marrara Stadium, 235 Abala Road, Darwin

COTA NT will host its first NT Grandparents Day event with a program of activities for grandparents, seniors, carers and children to enjoy together including: dance and fitness fun, oversized games and toys, story time, parachute songs, clowning entertainment and face-painting. Details to be finalised.

Page updated: September 2021

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